16 February 2013

Nigeria: Susan Harvey Aka Goldie - 1982 - 2013 - Goldie's Not-So-Golden Goodbye

A condolence message to Friends and Family of Susan "Goldie" Harvey from Darey and the entire cast and crew of the Love Like A Movie Project. ( Resource: R.I.P. Goldie )

Music fans received with great shock news of the death of eccentric artiste, Susan Harvey aka, Goldie. The 'You know it' (2010) singer, died at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos on Valentine's Day.

According to a press release by Kennis Music, the label company she was signed on, Goldie, 31, died on Thursday after she complained of a severe headache at her Park View residence shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award. She was rushed to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.

She became very famous for her participation in the 2012 Big Brother Africa (BBA) series and her relation with Kenyan participant, Prezzo.

Speaking on her advent into the music world, Goldie said on her blog, "I'd been flirting with music all my life. I don't remember exactly how old but I was incredibly young when I knew that I'd go into some form of entertainment."

Her first song 'Komole' was produced by OJB Jezreel. This was followed by three other singles 'Spin Me', 'Nothing has Changed', and 'Shift', which all formed part of her compilation CD.

Goldie was working on a continental-wide musical project, 'The Africa invasion'. The first three hits off the 'Nawti Singles' compilation, 'Skibobo' featuring AY (Tanzania), 'Miliki' featuring Navio (Uganda), and 'Give it to me' featuring J Martins (Nigeria), have all recorded massive downloads worldwide.

Goldie was an ambassador of Project Alert, a not for profit organisation aimed at advocating Zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and young girls.

In her lifetime she received ten awards including Exquisite Lady of the year (ELOY), Best Female Artiste award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.

For the star, one of the highlights of being in her kind of profession was shooting videos to accompany songs. "For me, the clothing, the props, and the creative direction must be properly coordinated because I want my fans to have very specific imagery in their head when they're listening to the music and watching the accompanying video." Continuing, she says, "Entertainment as a whole has gone visual. The best way to sell yourself and your music is to make a video... I will say for the record though, that I love shooting music videos, that's one of the highlights of being in my profession; I like bringing my fantasies to life. A good music video is just one of the many ways to do this."

She proved this when 'You know it' won the best female video at the 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards and also picked the award for best use of costume at the Nigerian Music Video Awards; while DTMB picked up best Afro Pop video at the 2011 Nmva's.

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